A deadly shooting at a hotel in Poughkeepsie led to the discovery of guides and materials that could be used to make explosive devices, police said.
The incident began around 7:30 a.m. Sunday when local police responded to a report of a disturbance and shots fired at the Courtyard Marriott on South Road near Evergreen Avenue, authorities said in a Facebook post.
Responding officers took two men into custody and found a third with a gunshot wound inside the hotel, officials said. The rescuers took the man to the district hospital, but it was not possible to save him. Investigators did not immediately reveal the identities of any of the three men and did not specify the criminal charges against the two detainees.
During a subsequent search of the hotel, officers found instructions for making explosive devices and materials that could be used as explosives in one room, police said. The New York State Police Explosives Unit retained the materials and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives was notified of the discovery.
Workers and guests were evacuated from the hotel, and officials from Dutchess County, the Red Cross, and nearby Marist College helped transport and rehouse them.
In a statement, a Marist spokesperson identified the person killed in the shooting as a relative of the student.
“Previous day morning, authorities notified us of the tragic, fatal shooting of a family member of a Marist student at a local hotel a few miles from campus. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and offer our full support to the Marist community,” the statement said. “We are in contact with local authorities and will keep our community informed of any updates.”
Police said in a release that there was “no active threat to the public,” including Marist or any other Poughkeepsie school. The department did not immediately release more details about the fatal shooting and its connection to the hotel room and bomb-making materials.